Getting to know a new city in not only exciting, but it can be daunting, especially when there are so many options to choose from. So Diego Tours helps you plan your time so that you are exploring the iconic sights, as well as the hidden gems of the city. These are just a few options of what we offer for sightseeing tours in San Diego.
Balboa Park and Old Town
Guests are led to Old Town: the Birthplace of California for a historic tour of the very beginnings of San Diego and California. Learn about the first Spanish Missionaries, their victory as Mexicans independent from Spain, and the introduction of American capitalism to the area.
At the end of the historic tour, guests will relax at a restaurant with a taco and margarita sample at one of San Diego’s most popular Mexican restaurants.
After Old Town, the group heads to Balboa Park for a brief walking tour of the nation’s largest urban park, which includes the San Diego Zoo and many museums and gardens!
Downtown, Chicano Park, Coronado
This sightseeing tour starts in the Gaslamp Quarter, the historic heart of the city, and where the port once fed into 5th Ave. Learn about the early pioneers of the city including the ladies of the night who ran some of the most notorious brothels.
You will then head to Barrio Logan and stop at Chicano Park, home to one of the largest assemblages of public murals in North America, reflecting Chicano Mexicano history. You will learn how this park was saved by the residences of the neighborhood, and how the painting reflect Mexican heritage and freedom. You will then stop at a neighborhood bakery to taste authentic pastries.
The tour continues onto the nation’s largest curving bridge and into Coronado, San Diego’s neighboring island and home to the United State’s Naval Base. Visit the iconic Hotel del Coronado and walk through the del shops and toward the Pacific onto the beach. The tour finishes on the Bay Ferry for the best photo opportunities in the city.
Brewery Tour and Pizza
San Diego is known as the craft brewery capitol of the nation, so heading to a brewery while in San Diego is not only necessary, but also expected, if you want to get a real taste of the city. This tour will take you to one of the popular craft breweries where you will be greeted by a brewery representative. Get a glimpse into the beer making world as you tour around the facility – a historic building that once housed a popular iconic bread bakery. While learning about the brewing process, taste 5-7 of their most popular beers.
After the beer tasting, your So Diego guide will lead you to another historic building for a delicious pizza and salad meal that is